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post #10846 of 19531

Yeah, it's a great little amp. Not tubey but takes away most of the harshness and adds lots of soundstage.

 

Glad you like it so far! :beerchug:

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So a viable test would be to have a variety of HD800s over the serial range and have them all burned in (let's say 100 hours for peace of mind). Put brand new pads on all of them. Listen through same cable and same rig and then decide.

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Sonett users brotherhood :D

 

I'm in.  :cool:

post #10849 of 19531
And have at least ten people testing so we can have ten
Different answers.
I read a post if an actual test that was done
On a small stage with a curtain.
The test had three controls labeled to what ever
They did at the time. They then have reviewes
Change the controls and note the changes.
The outcome was nothing short of proving
Most of the changes we here are in iur own minds only.
The knobs did nothing and if I remember it correctly it was a real band behind the curtain
The pint is be happy and post what you feel as this is important to read
But all if us need to make our choices for our selves
Not me or anybody telling you. If you are happy
With a simple setup then enjoy it. If you wish to buy a 10 k setup read up plenty but audition it before you commit
Al
post #10850 of 19531
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I'm in.  :cool:

 

Nice! How long have you had yours? :smile:

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I took delivery March 17, 2011

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I took delivery March 17, 2011

 

Nice!

 

Wait... you remember the exact date from 3 years ago? You're not by any chance Julian Gregory Day are you? :eek:

 

:D 


Edited by TwoEars - 5/25/14 at 10:23am
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How the heck have you had 4 HD800's?

 

Did you pick them up just to see if there was any difference?

 

Nah. Sold once because my mid-tier rig didn't impress me with them-and at the time I wasn't aware of how well they could scale. Sold another for financial reasons at the time. Sold another to a friend who heard my rig and just HAD to have them...on the spot lol. So I helped him out. ;)

 

-Daniel

post #10854 of 19531
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you remember the exact date from 3 years ago? 

 

Yeah right.  Head-Fi search.  

 

My 800s are in the 6900s.  That much I can remember.  

 

Just kidding, I had to look.

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you remember the exact date from 3 years ago? 

 

Yeah right.  Head-Fi search.  

 

My 800s are in the 6900s.  That much I can remember.  

 

Just kidding, I had to look.

No No....Some days are just that important!  :D

post #10856 of 19531
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Do you think it has to do with the burn in period?

It has been proven for akg headphones by tyll @ innerfidelity.

Not sure.

If anyone live in Toronto with the serial number starting 28... I will like to a/b.


In all honesty I purchased the 26xxx serialized HD-800,  listened to them for 2 days and really liked what I heard right out of the box.  Noticed however that one of the ear pads had a large crease in it that drove me nuts (O.C.D lol).

 

I packed them up and brought them back to the retailer and exchanged for the 28xxx which was a perfect sample cosmetically....the sound however was intolerable.  Brighter than my GS-1000 (that I hold onto for sentimentality reasons).  They went back the day after and I ended up with my originally purchased 26xxx (had Sennheiser Canada send me new pads)

 

The rest is history like they say.

 

The difference was like night and day to my ears.  Due to the fact that these comparisons between two HD-800 were done days apart I feel that my acoustic memory held truth and was accurate enough to hear the difference.

 

The fact that both frequency charts arrived via email one week later proved what I was hearing.

 

The idea that each sample HD-800 may sound different to one another holds water to me.

 

I don't think that batch number has any relevance here,  it is on a per HD-800 basis. Some owners of earlier versions were gifted with a pair that were warm, or almost neutral sounding, while others complained of brightness, lack luster bass ....etc.

 

Some frequency charts were all over the map while others retained hints of neutrality.

 

For those that question this I suggest that the perfect scenario would be to compare not only just two HD-800's (chances are they may sound almost identical) but to find two pairs that do in fact sound like different beasts.

 

Definitely a hard experiment to replicate unless by just luck of the draw.

 

Yes it would appear that the K812 may be suffering from the same issue.

 

Like I said YMMV :beerchug: 


Edited by Mortalcoil - 5/25/14 at 11:35am
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Like I said YMMV  

Your memory may vary?

post #10858 of 19531
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Like I said YMMV  

Your memory may vary?

:D

post #10859 of 19531
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Your memory may vary?

 

:D

post #10860 of 19531
Here is a question for those who think any headphone let's hear it all.
Anyone here have both headphones and speakers.
Is there music you know well with headphones
And then play it on speakers for the first time and notice the ambience of the studio in a completely different way ?
A song to play is track 5 or 6 on social club.
With headphones I hear the instings close and far
But with speakers it way different
The venue where it was recorded is a bigger part if the musical reproduction
Al
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